In collaboration with Sligo Environmental Network, Kids’ Own will develop and facilitate the Children’s Manifesto on a Climate Action project with children from 3rd class to 6th class in a selected school in County Sligo. The project will take place during May and June 2021.
The project team comprising a Kids’ Own artist and writer, and researcher, anthropologist, and Sligo Environmental Network representative Dr Connie Nell, will work with the selected school to support children and teachers to act as creative co-researchers on climate change, and to engage in a creative process that enables children’s views on climate change and climate justice to be heard.
The children’s manifesto on climate change will be available as high quality digital prints in various sizes which schools and a wide variety of shops and services throughout County Sligo can display. There will also be a high quality digital print in postcard/letter & envelope format that other children can follow or print out, adding their own voices on climate change, and sending their words to their chosen recipient, for example government representatives.
These creative outputs, alongside the reflections and observations of Dr Connie Nell on the value of hearing children’s voices on climate change through a creative process, will form the basis of a submission to national and local government, including the forthcoming public consultation on the revised Climate Action Bill (published in March 2021).
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.